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dcat
Members
we need a mascot.

but instead of having some little gopher with a stick up his ass, how about we choose something more suited for this community?

something simple that doesn't look fuzzy and make us look like we're a college sports team.

my ideas;
- not an animal
- related to our interests
- doesn't need to be recognized by anyone outside of our community (e.g. not some ascii art of stallman eating his toenails)
- simple

Link to old thread: http://nixers.net/showthread.php?tid=474
dami0
Long time nixers
I think something simple with a slight hint about our love for *nixes would be the best option.

I like the Mass Effect franchise and to make an homage to it, I propose `toilet --gay -f mono12 n*` as the logo/mascot.

It's got an n in there, it's lowercase, a wildcard and some rainbow colours. Anything goes so long as it's *nix.

EDIT:
Here is an artist's representation of it:
http://vps.iotek.org/~dami/nix.png

The artist was my computer :3
xero
Long time nixers
i like the n* idea from irc:
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venam
Administrators
I'm ok with the `n*` idea. The hick is that it should look good as an icon first, if it's too detailed it won't be scalable.
dcat
Members
don't worry bro, I don't think two ascii characters will be "too detailed"
b4dtR1p
Members
quote for n* too

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banana
Registered
I'm new in comunity, but i like "n*" idea !
z3bra
Grey Hair Nixers
This n* idea is cool, nice one dami!
But this is not a mascot... A mascot is usually something animated with life (as I see it at least). We should definitely keep the n* idea. But we still need a mascot I think. Here are a few ideas I had (I suck at drawing, but it might give inspiration to some other people) : http://i.imgur.com/ZPd0VLp.jpg
venam
Administrators
(14-02-2015, 11:09 AM)z3bra Wrote: This n* idea is cool, nice one dami!
But this is not a mascot... A mascot is usually something animated with life (as I see it at least). We should definitely keep the n* idea. But we still need a mascot I think. Here are a few ideas I had (I suck at drawing, but it might give inspiration to some other people) : http://i.imgur.com/ZPd0VLp.jpg
Wow, that drawing is hilarious.
eye
Members
n* is cool. But as said from z3bra, for me a mascot is also something more than just a symbol.
z3bra
Grey Hair Nixers
A grain of rice? named "ricky", "richie" or even "ricy" ?

edit: http://i.imgur.com/67yjy0X.jpg
edit2: https://paste.xinu.at/wGtQ/
venam
Administrators
(15-02-2015, 08:42 AM)z3bra Wrote: A grain of rice? named "ricky", "richie" or even "ricy" ?

edit: http://i.imgur.com/67yjy0X.jpg
edit2: https://paste.xinu.at/wGtQ/
I quite like the little icon, it's simple and clean.
b4dtR1p
Members
and what you think about this?

http://imgur.com/BFXoE6L
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nounoursheureux
Members
(19-02-2015, 06:50 AM)b4dtR1p Wrote: and what you think about this?

http://imgur.com/BFXoE6L
It is cool, but I think it is too detailled. A mascot/logo needs to be really simple (I like Reddit's mascot for example)
fayesafe
Long time nixers
I played around a little and this is what i came up with, dunno how you feel but i kinda like it :)

[Image: ivFB5Op.png?1]
z3bra
Grey Hair Nixers
Looks nice ! I really like the star ! The 'n' could be a little shorter I think, maybe the same size as the star?

Good job otherwise :)
venam
Administrators
(19-02-2015, 02:06 PM)fayesafe Wrote: I played around a little and this is what i came up with, dunno how you feel but i kinda like it :)

[Image: ivFB5Op.png?1]
I quite like it too. Though I would prefer it without the "n" bottom foot.
nounoursheureux
Members
(19-02-2015, 02:06 PM)fayesafe Wrote: I played around a little and this is what i came up with, dunno how you feel but i kinda like it :)

[Image: ivFB5Op.png?1]
Nice :D . This is a great logo, but this isn't really a mascot :/
neeasade
Grey Hair Nixers
Maybe we could have something like a star with a face or something as the mascot? Perhaps like the glasses on the rice icon above but on a star in front of a smaller n?
dami0
Long time nixers
Ricey the Wild!

EDIT:

What about a cat with an RJ-45 terminated tail?
venam
Administrators
I edited the first post. For reference reasons.
ErHong
Members
(20-02-2015, 07:59 AM)dami0 Wrote: What about a cat with an RJ-45 terminated tail?

I'm into that!
bsdkeith
Long time nixers
Cat with RJ-45 sounds good to me too.